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Course Number:
BCT 204C
Course Title:
Construction Estimating - Commercial
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Course Description

Introductory class in construction estimating concentrating on basic commercial estimating techniques. Using plans for a light commercial building, students will learn: how to organize and prepare estimates, quantity take-off and pricing, and the fundamentals of bid assembly. Prerequisites: BCT 102 and BCT 104; or instructor permission Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Perform thorough and accurate material takeoffs on commercial construction projects
  • Perform thorough and accurate labor estimates on commercial construction projects
  • Price materials and labor on commercial construction projects

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Individually demonstrate thorough and accurate material and labor takeoffs by completing two "Mastery Projects"
  • Work collaboratively to calculate labor, material quantities, and unit costs
  • Individually research and price alternate materials
  • Individually complete an accurate job estimation sheet

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, issues and concepts

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Estimating strategies
  • Data analysis
  • Purpose, importance and art of estimating
  • Fundamentals of bid assembly
  • Site and project analysis
  • General conditions
  • Request for information (RFI)
  • Value engineering
  • Subcontractor bids
  • Coding methodology
  • Blueprint reading

Process Skills

  • Use a hand held calculator to solve mathematical problems
  • Sketch to reveal patterns and meanings through visualization
  • Collection and analyze data
  • Measure using a scaling ruler
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Documentation
  • Working collaboratively
  • Data organization